Enjoyed my Liberty

Carnival Liberty Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Captain
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 26, 2014
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

My hubby and I go on a cruise every year for our Anniversary since 2005 - usually a month before.  We meet up with some people from Facebook on this cruise.  We really enjoyed the Liberty - this is not the first time we sailed with Carnival.  The only thing we didn't not like is the formal dining room at all.  The wait staff that we had was lousy - they only wanted to wait on the one table of 7 only and not the table of the of 6 that we were at (which all 13 of us were together to begin with).  Our table had to beg for water to drink with our food on the first night and was never offered desert.  We ended up going to the buffet for the rest of the cruise with 2 of the others from our table.  Plus the head waiter didn't care that when I asked about certain things with the food because of my food allergies - he still brought it with everything that I was allergic to and got mad when I asked for something else.  The staff up at the buffet had no problems what so ever when I asked them about what was in the dishes.

The band at the Casino Lounge was absolutely wonderful along with the bar staff.  The first night there was hardly anyone there but as each night went by, more and more people showed up to listen to the band and to have the bar staff make their drinks.  The bar staff here got to know you and you didn't have to tell them what you liked to drink, they would make it for you when you were ready ( or in my case, I just had them make me something different each time & they knew what I couldn't have in my drinks due to allergies) and to me that is a terrific bar staff.

A major drawback is - my friend had been dealing with Carnival for 2-3 months prior to sailing on having Special Needs Assistant help on with her dad on getting on and off the ship at each port due to him being in a wheelchair (she just wanted someone to help her to with getting him up and down the gangway) - she never got any.  If it wasn't for me and my husband, she wouldn't never have been able to do it expect the one time when she was able to get help from a military veteran (who was disabled himself) to get him back onto the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Need to go back to International food because at least there is more to chose from and not so boring.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Only entertainment we watched was the band at the Casino Bar - they were totally awesome and worth the time to see.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Especially who we had for our Cabin Staff and those who were the Casion Bar Staff on this cruise - Wait Staff on this cruise was lousy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

The pizza up near the Tide's Pool area is really great if you want a late night snack or the sandwich window makes some great sandwich's also.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Crew on the water taxi
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